Probably one of the first questions you have after being diagnosed with cancer is “will I lose my hair?” I didn’t even have to ask. It was the first item on the sheet they handed me when I went to find out about my chemo…1. Your hair will fall out on day 17 of cycle 1. (I’m on TAC)
I went home and immediately ordered a wig I had been looking at. When it came, I didn’t feel good in it at all and sent it back. I did order some “do rags” from Amazon that are okay if my head is cold, or want it on, if going out.
As a rule, I go without anything. The week before the day they told me my hair would start falling out, I went to my beautician to buzz cut my hair. I thought that would be better than finding clumps of hair on my pillow. I started feeling bald spots, but I’m on cycle 3 day 19 and still have some stubble, I can tell it is coming out pretty good now.
My family support is a big reason I can go bald. My beautiful daughter in love was born with Alopecia and has never had hair. Most people had no idea as she has always worn a beautiful wig. We had a terribly hot summer and their air conditioner wasn’t working. So one day she just tossed it. That Sunday she boldly came to church without her wig. After a few inquiries about her being sick…everyone was very complimentary about how beautiful she is…and she is. Evidently she went without her wig at home, so her two little girls didn’t think anything about it.
So when I lost my hair, they showed my three year old granddaughter a picture of me…her response…oh, Grandma has beautiful hair like Mama!…so there you go…bald it is.
So my advise is go with what’s comfortable for YOU! Good luck!